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Paula Danziger - Quotes

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In my next life, I want to be tall and thin, parallel park and make good coffee. But for now, I have lots of stuff to work out in my life, but I'll have that until the day I die. I want to write more books. ---->>>

I want to keep meeting new people, enlarging my circle of friends. I have great friends now... really good people. But I'm always ready for what comes next. ---->>>

I didn't expect to be doing a whole bunch of Amber Browns. And because it was just one book, and the father had moved away, I didn't realize I was going to have to deal more with shared custody, divorce and all those issues. ---->>>

My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood. ---->>>

The books are funny and sad, and that's what people respond to. ---->>>

I tried to write with someone else once before, but it was not successful. ---->>>

I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I've never been married, I'm single. ---->>>

I made the choice long ago to write about real life. And life is both serious and funny. ---->>>

I think my books talk about kids learning to like and respect themselves and each other. You can't write a message book; you just tell the best story you know how to tell. ---->>>

I wish I had had my books when I was a kid, I do. ---->>>

I'm very lucky. I'm very fortunate that my books have never gone out of print - none of them. ---->>>

Normally, I name my characters after famous comedians. ---->>>

Sometimes it's easier to show than it is to tell. ---->>>

When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book. ---->>>

At age 12, I was put on tranquilizers when I should have gotten help. There was nothing major and awful, I just didn't feel my family was supportive and emotionally generous. ---->>>

I try to be careful because technology changes so much over the years. But some things don't change. Kids and parents have disagreements, kids try to manipulate, parents try to sit down with rules and regs. That part never changes. ---->>>

None of my characters seem to have had sex yet - I haven't written about that. And I wouldn't want to deal with what's happening in Oregon - the school shootings. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-18, 1944
Birthplace:
Die: 07-08, 2004
Occupation: Author
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Paula Danziger (August 18, 1944 – July 8, 2004) was an American children's author. She grew up in Metuchen, New Jersey. She lived in New York City and in Bearsville, New York (just outside Woodstock). For several years, she had a flat in London. Danziger, who said she knew in the second grade that she wanted to be a writer, wrote more than 30 books, including her 1974 debut The Cat Ate My Pencil, Remember Me to Harold Square, The Divorce Express and Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice? She was also the author of the Amber Brown and Matthew Martin series (wikipedia)